Showing posts from April, 2023

Jewish American Heritage Month 2023

Children's Books for Jewish American Heritage Month by bookoflifepodcast BRAND NEW! Don't miss the new "Celebrate Jewish American Heritage" poster from ALA Graphics! It's got original art from Sean C. Rubin, illustrator of the 2021 Sydney Taylor Book Award winning picture book The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel.  Order the Poster, 18x24", $18 Order the Set of 100 matching bookmarks, $9  

A Walk on the Jewish Side

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST     |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT     |    BUY KNAZAN / LUCIDO / PANITCH BOOKS     🕮    Jewish identity can be complicated, especially for people who come from a mixed background. We are starting to see this reality acknowledged in middle grade and young adult fiction, with characters who are working to figure out what being Jewish means to them, or who are trying to better integrate the different parts of their heritage; characters who don't feel like they are enough. For this episode, I've called together three authors whose novels explore this topic: Primrose Madayag Knazan, author of the YA novel Lesson in Fusion , and middle grade authors Aimee Lucido, who wrote Recipe for Disaster , and Amanda Panitch, who wrote The Two Wrong Halves of Ruby Taylor . Join us for a virtual panel discussion about identity, a walk on the Jewish side.  LEARN MORE: Visit Primose Madayag Knazan's Instagram and food blog Peg on a Plate ; buy Lessons in Fusion Visit Ai